Lamp

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 3 x 6.5 x 8.5 cm (1 3/16 x 2 9/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45915

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

“Later lamp” in shape of human face, holes in forehead and chin, yellowish tan fabric, shaped base with incised palm frond mark, no handle.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription